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Win Cool Stuff: M & W Fragrances from Banana Republic

If you're looking for a last minute Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, take a look - or a sniff - at Banana Republic's M & W fragrances, two legacy scents from their iconic collection. Better yet, win a full size bottle of each in today's giveaway! I've had a chance to try both of these and they're clean, fresh and modern. I'll be honest, I can't wear fragrances of any kind personally because they give me headaches but I love smelling these on other people (if that makes sense...).

Designed to complement each other, M & W are the quintessential yin-yang fragrances that make them the perfect gift to share with your significant other this season. W is a light, sparkling scent with citrus top notes built into amber and sexy musk. M combines sandalwood and white musk with lime and bergamot top notes.

The prize:
W - A Sheer, Refreshing Fragrance for Women, $48.00
M - A Fresh, Woodsy Scent for Men, $48.00

To enter:
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Dinner with hubby
#1 C williams on 2013-02-11 23:01 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's Day would be to spend all day pampering myself at the spa and salon. Then that night my guy would have planned something fun and romantic. (o:
#2 Nikki on 2013-02-11 23:03 (Reply)
A night of dinner and dancing with the hubsters.
#3 Tori (Homepage) on 2013-02-11 23:05 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's Day would be a dinner cooked by the SO and then cuddling for the rest of the night to a girly movie!
#4 Teresa on 2013-02-11 23:08 (Reply)
Ideal romantic date is doing something silly and reminds me of childhood- swinging on swings, watching old disney movies, seeing improv comedy shows, etc.
#5 Natalie G on 2013-02-11 23:08 (Reply)
My ideal Valentines day would be, First go work out, go shopping, go on a cute little date and have jello with whipped cream and just have a fabulous night! xoxo
#6 Iris Popescu on 2013-02-11 23:09 (Reply)
My ideal date would be a long dinner at a fancy but relaxing restaurant. My husband and I are graduate students, and we don't have very much room in our budget to have a nice meal out. So when we do, it is always a special time for us. After dinner we would grab a few glasses of wine (beer for my man) at a nearby bar. Finally we would watch a funny movie or reruns of the Office or another one of our favorite comedy shows.
#7 Johanna Mellis on 2013-02-11 23:12 (Reply)
A date period. That would be nice ;-)
#8 Karen on 2013-02-11 23:21 (Reply)
Ideal romantic candle light dinner followed by walk on the beach, hand in hand!
#9 Mary on 2013-02-11 23:23 (Reply)
My ideal date is a homecooked meal with my boyfriend. Nothing special! :-)
#10 Jessica F on 2013-02-11 23:41 (Reply)
I think a great date would start off with a fun lunch at a low key restaurant, something yummy! like crepes ;-) followed by a movie at an old school theatre, popcorn included. Then a fun dinner at home, where cute homemade gifts are exchanged. And obviously a cuddly night alone to finish off the day.
Why do the typical dinner date? I like to think out of the box... and avoid crowds. Ahhh this is making me so excited for Thursday!!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway :-)
#11 Madeline Della Mora (Homepage) on 2013-02-11 23:50 (Reply)
My husband and I have a little tradition going for Valentine's day. We fill up our jacuzzi and spend a relaxing night in the bubbles eating sushi. Can't wait!
#12 Tatyana Weisenbarger on 2013-02-11 23:56 (Reply)
A surprise trip to my bf's parents' house in Mazatlan, Mex.
#13 Erin on 2013-02-12 00:01 (Reply)
Fabulous dinner and great conversation!
#14 Courtney on 2013-02-12 01:18 (Reply)
Drinks, Dinner, and dessert are ideal for me!
#15 Monica on 2013-02-12 01:27 (Reply)
a picnic lunch with wine and a nice view.
#16 Rachel on 2013-02-12 01:33 (Reply)
My ideal valentine's date is a yummy dinner and a glass of sparkling wine.
#17 Elizabeth on 2013-02-12 01:40 (Reply)
We will buy a romantic book and read together before dinner :-)
#18 Fiona N on 2013-02-12 03:20 (Reply)
I love a good home cooked meal and just spending time together without worrying about everything other we have to do, and should be doing instead of relaxing. =)
#19 Dany on 2013-02-12 06:34 (Reply)
I would love a bike ride and picnic, in warmer climes of course! :-)
#20 Leigh Ann Black on 2013-02-12 07:36 (Reply)
I would love to go out to one of our favorite restaurants!
#21 Hannah N on 2013-02-12 08:25 (Reply)
Anything that involves showing each other how much they are loved. Typically we just do homemade cards and dinner. Simple but perfect (for us).
#22 Mary Beth (Homepage) on 2013-02-12 08:52 (Reply)
Shouldn't everyday be Valentine's Day?
#23 Karla Gutierrez-Pugh on 2013-02-12 09:08 (Reply)
dinner and a movie at home, keep it simple
#24 Laura Royal on 2013-02-12 09:11 (Reply)
Homecooked meal and some wine and chocolates.
#25 Michelle Molina on 2013-02-12 09:13 (Reply)
I bet they smell amazing!
#26 maggie on 2013-02-12 09:33 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's Date is anything where I can spend QT with my man. I personally enjoy cooking at home on V-Day - less crowded, more intimate and really can focus on our love in our own space.
#27 Heather on 2013-02-12 09:48 (Reply)
Taking a stroll around the park and stopping at our favorite bench. (all this while holding hands ofcourse ;-)
#28 Tahrer on 2013-02-12 09:54 (Reply)
I look forward to an ideal Valentine's Day full of pampering myself with a manicure and pedicure and relaxing in the evening.
#29 Lindsey F. on 2013-02-12 10:12 (Reply)
If I could choose (and if I didn't live in Wisconsin), my ideal Valentine's Day date would be a seaside picnic followed by sunset sailing and exchanging love letters. No gifts! My boyfriend and I took a vacation at the end of January instead!
#30 Jami on 2013-02-12 11:44 (Reply)
I'm in a long-distance relationship, so honestly, just actually being with my bf on Valentine's day would be enough for me. And cuddling. Lots of cuddling.
#31 Orly S on 2013-02-12 12:10 (Reply)
my ideal v-day date is sitting on the couch with my fiance, watching a funny movie, and eating crabs legs and chocolate fondue - it's becoming a tradition!
#32 rachel (Homepage) on 2013-02-12 13:06 (Reply)
Just to have Valentine's day off would be great for me. I'm required to work the holiday because it is an extremely busy day for us. No one is allowed to request it off. So...I'd love the day off. And I need a new job.
#33 Roxanne on 2013-02-12 13:29 (Reply)
flower, chocolate, a surprise gondola ride at the beach while having dinner.
#34 janet on 2013-02-12 13:32 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's Day is a couples spa day!
#35 Donna F. on 2013-02-12 15:39 (Reply)
A romantic dinner!
#36 Anne on 2013-02-12 15:44 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's date is a quiet, romantic dinner with delicious food, candles and chocolate for dessert.
#37 Adele on 2013-02-12 15:46 (Reply)
My perfect Valentines day date would be a homecooked meal from my boyfriend with candles, flowers, and a chocolate sundae dessert bar. Where I can just relax after a day of work and be pampered and loved.
#38 Lisa Joo on 2013-02-12 18:41 (Reply)
A picnic in the park!
#39 Jen on 2013-02-12 18:42 (Reply)
My idea of a great valentines day is Chinese takeout, nutella, and netflix
#40 Lindsay on 2013-02-12 19:12 (Reply)
A quiet evening at home with my Hubby!
#41 Allison W. on 2013-02-12 19:30 (Reply)
Sharing a great bottle of red wine with my boyfriend!
#42 Melissa on 2013-02-12 19:31 (Reply)
My ideal Valentines Day date would be a romantic dinner and salsa dancing afterwards with mi Carino.
#43 Gwen Pope on 2013-02-12 19:58 (Reply)
Dinner and movie at home!
#44 Lauren on 2013-02-12 20:35 (Reply)
My husband spends a lot of time overseas for his job! Spending a nice
relaxing and romantic evening at
home together would be fabulous...
Many thanks, Cindi
#45 Cindi on 2013-02-12 20:47 (Reply)
Everyday for me is Valentines Day, I get to wake up to my best friend. :-)
#46 Nicole on 2013-02-12 21:25 (Reply)
I'd have to say the perfect Valentine's Day date would be to go look at all the monuments in DC - one of our favorite things to do on the weekends!
#47 JK on 2013-02-12 22:17 (Reply)
A romantic dinner on the beach!
#48 Ysenia Ramirez on 2013-02-13 05:32 (Reply)
My favorite Valentine's Day is a tradition I started when my sons were little...
A nice home-cooked meal with a special dessert, then watching movies or TV shows together on the couch with cats on every lap!
#49 Lisa M. Kramp on 2013-02-13 11:31 (Reply)
My ideal Valentine's Day would be to spend all day with my husband and a romantic dinner :-)
#50 Geraldyne on 2013-02-13 16:10 (Reply)
My ideal v-date is actually a low-key dinner at home, with my husband, a bottle of wine, and the fireplace. We are both so busy that a relaxing evening just the two of us is better than any fancy dinner!
#51 Mel (Homepage) on 2013-02-13 23:46 (Reply)
definitely staying in with chocolate covered strawberries!
#52 Justine on 2013-02-14 15:51 (Reply)
Honestly, just being with my hubby is the ideal date...doesn't matter what we do/where we go, as long as we're together!
#53 Andrea Darst on 2013-02-15 12:53 (Reply)
Evening bonfire at the beach. :-)
#54 Deanna G. on 2013-02-15 21:33 (Reply)
My hubby and I had the ideal Valentine's Day...a quiet home-cooked meal and lots of movies!
#55 Janelle Andrea (Homepage) on 2013-02-18 23:24 (Reply)
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